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After months of waiting, the city of Ithaca once again lost a $10 million New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant for the Southern Tier which would have been used to partially fund several downtown projects and initiatives such as a conference center and a partial continuatio…

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It’s budget season in Tompkins County and during its October meeting, Common Council got a first look at Mayor Svante Myrick’s proposed 2020 budget. 

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced that Tompkins County will be the recipient of a $900,000 grant in the second round of the Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative. The announcement was made at a press conference on Oct. 10 outside of 210 Hancock Street, one …

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Tompkins County District Attorney Matt van Houten and Ithaca Police Chief Dennis Nayor sat before a small crowd of journalists and police officers on Thursday afternoon, giving their most extensive comments on the arrests of Cadji Ferguson and Rose DeGroat, which have stirred controversy sin…

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New York State Police in Newfield arrested Natasha L. Thomas, age 38, of Brooktondale, NY, on Oct. 5 for the misdemeanor of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and criminal possession of marijuana in the fourth degree. Timothy M. Fuller, age 19 of Ithaca, NY w…

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After months of planning and discussion, the City of Ithaca Common Council voted 6-3 to downzone the 300, 400, and 500 blocks of W. MLK St. at their Oct. 2 meeting. The new zoning ordinance will make five stories the maximum heights for buildings on those blocks of West State Street. Since i…

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In 1994, nine women founded an organization called the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance. This organization served to support all those in the community facing breast cancer at the time. In 2007, the name was changed to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL) so the organization c…

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Following a year-long investigation, investigators with the Ithaca Police Department was able to arrest Diane Heffner, 67 of Lansing, on Oct. 2, for stealing money, and altering business checks and records from a local organization in the City of Ithaca, according to a media release. Heffner…

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Locals react to New York State's vape ban